New bishop makes first visit to Carbonear
Bishop Anthony Daniels was in Carbonear July 2 for his first official visit to St. Patrick’s parish and McCarthy Council Knights of Columbus since he was appointed bishop of the Grand Falls Roman Catholic Diocese this spring.
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Bishop Daniels was ordained to the priesthood on May 7, 1983. He was ordained as bishop on Nov. 9, 2004 and installed as the ninth bishop of the Grand Falls Diocese on April 11.
Assisted by Msgr. E.T. Bromley, Bishop Daniels celebrated the evening mass at St. Patrick’s Church.
Pastoral Assistant Eleanor Ash, who also chairs the parish council, welcomed Bishop Daniels to the parish.
In a brief history of the parish, Ash told the bishop some 32 priests had come from Carbonear.
Following mass, Bishop Daniels greeted parishioners outside the church doors.
Mass was followed by a dinner at McCarthy Council Knights of Columbus, which also served as a fundraiser for the parish.
Grand Knight Fonce O’Keefe, and Patrick Merrigan, representing Fourth Degree Assembly, welcomed the bishop to the council, assuring him of their support and assistance.
Gloria White briefly outlined the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in the parish.
Theresa Cole represented the Catholic Women’s League while Theresa Butt represented the Legion of Mary, also pledging their support and prayers for the new bishop.
Fonce O’Keefe presented Bishop Daniels with a print as a souvenir of his first official visit to the parish.
Pledging his support for St. Patrick’s parish, Bishop Daniels told the group he looks forward to future visits to Carbonear.